Michael S. Madden
MICHAEL S. MADDEN is one of the pioneers of Harrisville. He was born in Bradford County, Penn., in 1836. At an early age he commenced work in a mill and learned engineering. In August, 1862 he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Seventh New York Volunteers, and served in the army until the close of the war. At the battle of Chancellorsville he was wounded in his right hand and left leg, and again wounded during an engagement at Dallas, Ga. In 1866 he came to Harrisville with Mr. Colwell, and went into the employ of Weston, Colwell & Co., as engineer in their mill. He held that position fourteen years. He was in the employ of the Colwells twenty-two years. Since leaving the mill he has been engaged at carpenter work, having learned that trade twenty-eight years ago. He has a wife and three children.
(Bibliography: “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 277)